Tintoretto: Fashioning artistic identity

Wednesday 5 December, 11am–3.30pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

Caroline Brooke

£48.50/£45 conc./£40 Members & Patrons

Tintoretto altered the course of Venetian painting for generations to come. Find out how in this course celebrating the 500th anniversary of his birth

Despite stiff competition from Titian and Bellini, Tintoretto built up one of the largest and most successful workshops in Venice.

Learn about his highly innovative work for both the rich and poor of Venice at a day of talks and discussion in the lecture theatre.


11am–12pm: Origins and identity: Tintoretto and the city of Venice.

12–1pm: Competition and collaboration: Tintoretto and the artists of 16th-century Venice

1–2pm: Lunch

2–3pm: Art of reform: Tintoretto and the Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

3pm–3.30pm: Questions

Tutor’s biography

Caroline Brooke is an art historian specialising in the Renaissance. She lectures at the V&A Museum and the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. She was an associate lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London for many years. She has published articles on Venetian drawings and is researching narrative paintings in 16th-century Venice.

Image above: Detail from Jacopo Tintoretto, The Origin of the Milky Way, about 1575